New York Islanders Score Four To Beat Philadelphia Flyers: Highlights, 3 Stars
Josh Bailey scores twice as the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-2 and inject some positivity back into their season.
This was the third meeting between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in the month of March. The first two meeting did not go the Islanders way at all.
The Islanders were embarrassed on both occasions by the Flyers after being outscored by a combined score of 9-3. Without a goal in their last two games, the Islanders were hoping they could curb that trend.
Six a half minutes into the game, the Islanders allowed a tenth unanswered goal in three games as a puck shot wide by Robert Hagg bounces past Robin Lehner. Absolutely comical.
But at the 14-minute mark, Brock Nelson scores the Islanders first goal since his last one in overtime winner against the Minnesota Wild.
In the second period, the Islanders continued their strong play from the first period and were rewarded with a second goal in the game. This time it was Nick Leddy in the slot off a nice feed from Mathew Barzal.
In the third period, the Islanders were the recipients of a two-minute five-on-three power play. Up by a goal it was the perfect opportunity to kill off the game. Of course, they did absolutely nothing with it.
In fact, the Philadelphia Flyers gained a ton of momentum off the penalty kill and earned themselves a powerplay. A power play that took an entire four seconds for the Flyers to convert and tie the game at two.
But Josh Bailey took the team on his shoulders and scored two goals in a minute and a half in the third period. The second coming from a beautiful feed from Leo Komarov.
With a 4-2 win, the Islanders have a temporary two-point cushion on the Pittsburgh Penguins and a point back of the Washington Capitals in the Metropolitan Division.
The win looked good with the Islanders being the better team across all three periods. Now, the key is sustaining it.